ChatterBank61 mins ago
wallpapering / plastering over ancient anyglpta
Is it possible to put liner paper sraight on to ancient anyglpta that has 20 years worth of paint on it?
i stripped all of the Anyglypta off the other room and most of the plaster went with it......i don't want to go through this again if possible!
Otherwise is there any way of plastering over this awful stuff?
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I really wouldn't try putting lining paper over anaglypta as you will still get a bumpy surface and it could be a real nightmare. As for plastering over it, I'm not sure that it would be a sound enough surface. I'm not an actual decorator, but have lived in a victorian house with 150 years worth of paint and paper on that horrible lath and plaster system. It is a nightmare, but if you do strip the walls and get a replaster, you will never have to do it again, you will simply be able to paint. It could be a false economy of time and money to try and cover it with something that might not work. Sorry I can't help more. A replaster would definately look way better though.
Thankyou for your help,
I ended up putting two layers of liner paper over the anyglpta and it looks pretty good. I have given the liner paper two coats of emulsion and i havent experienced any lifting, I think that the previous wallpaper had about five layers of paint on it helped!
Managed to do the whole room for about a hundred quid.Its not perfect, but it will certainly make do for now!